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I did it! My first cover! And I really want it to turn out. I mixed about 1 T vinegar with 1/2 cup water & the kool aid and painted my wool diaper cover. I used cookie cutters and a medicine dropper to makes stars on it and it's really pretty! I wish my digital camera was working! Right now it is in a glass baking dish. What do I do now? I'm afraid to wash it. Can someone hep?

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Is the cover wet? You can heat set it in the microwave for about a minute or 2, let it rest for 2 minutes, then nuke it again, let it cool then rinse.

I find that wool doesn't necessarily need heat setting w/ Kool Aid, but the colors will fade.

Congrats! Get your camera fixed and take a pic!
 

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Do I microwave on high heat? Will it shrink?? Also, my microwave is not big enough to fit that 9-13 pan. Is it ok to put it on a plate instead or will the colors bleed if it overlaps a bit?

Also, are you saying the colors will fade no matter what, or only if I do not microwave it? Thanks!!!

Oh, I wish you could see it!! The front is sorta watercolor blue/turquise, the back is that pretty green color you get from using the cherry magic flavor with a bit of tye dye going on, and then I did some berry blue darker little stars all over the bum!

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Originally Posted by saramommy123
Do I microwave on high heat? Will it shrink?? Also, my microwave is not big enough to fit that 9-13 pan. Is it ok to put it on a plate instead or will the colors bleed if it overlaps a bit?

Also, are you saying the colors will fade no matter what, or only if I do not microwave it? Thanks!!!

Oh, I wish you could see it!! The front is sorta watercolor blue/turquise, the back is that pretty green color you get from using the cherry magic flavor with a bit of tye dye going on, and then I did some berry blue darker little stars all over the bum!
Yep, high heat is fine... it just needs to be wet (I am no expert, but I think if it is dry it could catch fire). If it is heat set, it shouldn't fade. It sounds beautiful!

ETA that it is the combination of heat and agitation that felts/ shrinks wool. You just need to make sure to let it rest and cool completely after you nuke it.
 

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high heat is ok but agitation is not. Wool can get HOT and burn
The micro method should work, 2 cook, 2 rest for a few cycles.

Sounds beautiful. Cannot wait to see pics
 
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